Computer Science Summer School

Computer Science Summer School

Technology is changing the world. Held on the Oxford University campus, our Computer Science Summer School will help you prepare for your future success by taking your knowledge of computing and technology to the next level.

Oxford Computer Science Summer School

If you’re fascinated by computers, programming and IT, our Computer Science Summer School is the course for you. You’ll spend two weeks of your summer immersing yourself in the world of computer science on the prestigious Oxford University campus.

While you’re in Oxford, we’ll build your knowledge and skills whatever your current level. We’ll introduce you to people who’ve built successful careers working in computer science-related fields, and they’ll answer all your questions about what it’s really like to work in this constantly changing field. Studying alongside ambitious students from around the world, you’ll also take on fun challenges, such as coding your own website.

By the time you leave the Oxford Scholastica Academy, you’ll have a much better idea of the field of computer science, and discover whether or not computer science is the subject you want to pursue in your education and career.

Browse our Computer Science Summer Courses

If you’re excited about spending your summer exploring computer science with high school students from all over the world, and getting a true taste of what it’s like to study at a world-class university, our courses are for you.

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Discover Technology (12-14 year olds)

Explore the ever-evolving worlds of computer science and engineering on our Discover Technology Academy. Start coding with HTML and CSS as you get to build your very own website. You’ll also debate the future of technology and where it’s going, meet computer science professionals and put your new knowledge to the test with hands-on challenges.

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Experience Computer Science & Coding (15-18 year olds)

On our computer science summer camp for high school students, you’ll explore the complex world of computer science and its future. You’ll debate learn new programming languages including Python and Javascript. You’ll get to build your own website, learning about HTML and CSS. As well as finding out about what it’s really like to study computer science and pursue a career in a related field, on our computer science summer course you’ll debate the potential for artificial intelligence and the future of technology.

The Best Courses, The Best People, Your Future Success:

Get the Oxford Experience

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The Best Computing Courses

High school summer computer science courses designed to stimulate, stretch and challenge you – whatever your subject knowledge

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The Best People

Taught by tutors from world-class institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge Universities

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Your future SUCCESS

A Computer Science summer school designed to help you discover, experience and prepare for a successful future

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Get the Oxford Experience

Delivered on the prestigious Oxford University campus

Computer Science Summer School Testimonials

If only this summer could last forever! I’m now sure I want to pursue Computer Science. It has also shown me what university life is like.

Sanah Seth

India, Experience Computer Science & Coding Academy

It just surpassed our expectations in every way – pre-attendance organisation, facilities, high level of the programme, challenging course, interesting and diverse attendees from all around the world, dedicated creative teachers, great balance of time working and time for personal endeavors and friend making, supportive staff, teamwork oriented, family-like atmosphere, caring and nurturing environment, academically and personally challenging, true college campus experience…in short, just exceeded all expectations.
Bill & Tanya Mateo

Russia, Parents of Paulina

I have taught with Oxford Scholastica for a number of years and am consistently impressed by the excellent experience students are offered. As both a former teacher and university admissions advisor at a leading UK school, I can say with confidence that OSA students are offered an invaluable opportunity to explore what really interests them, and prepare for their path to university. It really does give students an advantage.

Jo Cruse

Tutor, and former teacher at leading UK school

Why choose our Oxford Computer Science Summer School?

Our computer science summer school will help you figure out whether this is a subject that you’d like to explore further in your future studies or career, or as a hobby in your spare time. Our courses offer you the very best computer science summer programme experience possible. You can look forward to:

  • Expert teaching from predominantly Oxbridge-educated computer science tutors
  • A programme of study that mixes classroom-based discussions with practical experiences, such as designing and coding your own website and meeting someone who’s built a successful career in computer science
  • Finding out about what it’s really like to study computer science at university, and to pursue a career in this ever-changing field. We have a proven track record of preparing thousands of high school students for future success
  • Working on important transferable skills that are sought after by universities and employers, such as good teamwork, critical thinking and communication.

What can you expect from our Computer Science Summer School?

High school summer computer science student discussions

Learn about a variety of computer science concepts, with practical challenges and classroom-based debate to get you engaging in the subject

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Experience life as a computer science student, with top quality teaching from our predominantly Oxbridge-educated computer science tutors

Computer Science summer courses students in class

Be introduced to people who’ve built successful careers in computer science-related fields, and ask them all your questions about what it’s really like to study and work in computer science

High school summer Computer Science Hero

Build your own international network of like-minded students and join our community of Oxford Scholastica Academy alumni

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Be challenged to try hands-on projects that put your new knowledge to the test, such as coding your own website

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Be guided through your options for studying computer science at university, through our fully accredited computer science course

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Discover your career options should you choose to pursue work in a computer science-related field

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Enjoy a summer spent with people who are just as enthusiastic about computer science as you are

Computer Science summer courses students at graduation

When you’ve completed your computer science summer course, graduate in a formal Graduation Ceremony held at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School

The world-famous Oxford University campus is the setting for your two weeks immersing yourself in computer science with our exceptional computer science summer programmes. Whether you’re still exploring the possibility of computer science or you’re determined to apply for this subject at university, you’ll find a course for you from among our computer science programmes.

How does our Computer Science Summer School offer you an authentic university experience?

  • By joining our summer school to study computer science, you’ll receive top quality tuition from our expert computer science tutors, studying in small classes like you would at university
  • On our summer computer science classes you’ll get a genuine flavour of student life, studying and socialising on the Oxford University campus and trying your hand at traditional Oxford activities, such as punting
  • You’ll explore complex issues within computer science, and our tutors will ease you into university-level thinking
  • You’ll start developing your own professional network, made up of like-minded fellow students from around the world

Why study Computer Science?

Graduates of our computer science summer school often go on to apply for this subject at university. Here’s why we believe there’s never been a better time to study computer science:

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Computer science impacts every aspect of our lives

Directly or indirectly, computers now touch on every element of our lives, particularly since the advent of the smartphone. From designing the next big app to coding the software that drives big technological change, your computer science knowledge could end up having significant impact on people’s lives.

Computer science never stands still

The fast-paced world of computer science never stays the same for very long, and new advances in computer technology mean there’s always lots to stay abreast of. Oxford is a city at the forefront of much technological innovation. Could you be at the cutting edge of computer science during your career?

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Computer Science summer school students at graduation

Computer science is intellectually challenging

Working in computer science requires strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail, as well as having a mathematical mind. These skills are transferable to other subjects and industries, and will put you in a good position for your future success.

Computer science puts you in line for a huge array of jobs

From web development to designing the next big thing in artificial intelligence, you’ll have plenty of career options open to you if you study computer science.

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Computer science graduates are needed to fill a growing demand for technology knowledge and skills

IT skills are highly sought after. For example, demand for information security analysts is predicted to grow 32% in the next decade.

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Meet Computer Science Students from Around the World

This past summer, students from 85 different nationalities chose to experience our computer science summer course:

out of 10 students said our computer science summer courses were one of the most memorable summers of their life

out of 10 students said that our high school summer computer science courses gave them greater certainty about their future direction

out of 10 parents said they would recommend our computer science summer courses to other parents

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Inspected and Accredited

Our computer science summer courses have been independently accredited by the British Accreditation Council as a short course provider for Independent Further and Higher Education. The BAC have assessed our teaching quality, pastoral care, and overall standards.

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